USTAD ZIA MOHIUDDIN DAGAR
Ragas Abhogi & Vardhani (Rudra Veena // Seattle // 9 March 1986) 2LP (Gatefold)
Ideologic Organ 28 / AUS / 2018
Concert recorded at the home of Shantha and Niranjan B. Benegal, Seattle, Washington 9 March 1986. Zia Mohiuddin Dagar plays rudra veena, Annie Penta plays tanpura. Ragas Abhogi & Vardhani were recorded in a private house concert in Seattle at the home of the Benegals in March 1986 (the week before the accompanying release SOMA029 Raga Yaman was recorded). The Benegals were friends (& Shantha Benegal was also a student) of Dagarsahib who sometimes hosted Hindustani music concerts in their home. It's a rare glimpse of a more intimate, personal and perhaps different kind of performance considering the form of dhrupad.